Friday, November 18, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: Research Fellow with IDDRI’s CapAdapt Project (Paris)
The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), an independent policy research institute based at Sciences Po (Institute for Political Studies) in Paris, is seeking an outstanding candidate for a position of Research Fellow within the context of the CapAdapt project.
Preconceived ideas on adaptation to climate change are numerous. Their persistence is essentially due to a relative lack of comprehensive knowledge, including on influential factors, underlying processes (political, social, economic...), the role of environmental conditions, relevant spatial and temporal scales, levers and barriers. In order to promote a holistic, systemic and contextualised understanding of adaptation and vulnerability to climate change, the CapAdapt project focuses on adaptive capacity with the ambition of elaborating new scientific bases for the development of integrated analyses. The project is based upon fieldwork in 2 low-‐lying coastal areas (Bangladesh in the Indian Ocean, Kiribati in the Pacific).
An operational objective of the project is to show how a better understanding of adaptive capacity (driving factors and processes) may inform crucial current developments on adaptation to climate change: (i) its implementation, (ii) the improvement of the international adaptation funds’ disbursement criteria, and (iii) future environmental migration-related policies.